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Flame detector

Posted by Pat on January 27th, 2003 09:25 AM
In reply to gas furnace by brian on January 27th, 2003 08:45 AM [Go to top of thread]

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I had this problem on my furnace and it ended up being the "flame detector". It's a small ceramic housing with a wire sticking out of it that detects that a flame is present when your furnace turns on. It can be "coated" and can't detect the flame therefore it will shut the furnace off to prevent a potential gas leak. I had a furnace repair guy come and do mine, and then I watched him and now do it myself. Saved myself about $100 per repair. It's simple to do one you see how. I just take a wire brush and rub the wire until it's shiny and put it back in. Hope this helps.

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